HISTORIC AWARD-WINNING DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

Kurt Friedmann

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HISTORIC AWARD-WINNING DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

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Best Location in Downtown San Luis Obispo!

Perfectly situated, just two blocks from the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, this charming 1888 garden bungalow will immediately make you feel right at home. Winner of an Obispo Beautiful Award, the bungalow has three comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a single bedroom / office with an additional daybed, and two bathrooms, providing comfortable accommodation for 7 people. Hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and many antiques adorn the house and give it a special old-world ambiance.

The kitchen has all modern, stainless-steel appliances and is the perfect setting for cooking and entertaining.

Awaiting you just outside is a garden paradise. Three separate wood and flagstone patios, koi ponds with spectacular waterfalls, a stone fire pit, and hundreds of tropical plants provide a romantic secret-garden setting. The many curved serpentine stone walls all are built at sitting height, making them perfect for sitting in the sun or under a shaded tree.

This is truly a special property centered in the most charming downtown in America.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Kurt Friedmann (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Kurt Friedmann

A life-long resident of San Luis Obispo, I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, traveled worldwide for several years, and discovered that I already lived in paradise! So I never left.

It's great to live in a vacation :o)

Why Kurt Friedmann chose San Luis Obispo

I feel lucky and honored to have purchased this unique property from the family that originally owned it since 1888. So, in 125 years, I am the second owner, have lived here for 30 years, and intend to keep the property throughout my lifetime.

Rich in history, the house has a calming, old-world ambiance and presence that immediately made me feel at home.

As a student at Cal Poly, I rented this property (along with a host of roommates) while attending university. After graduating, I asked the owners if someday I could buy it from them. The answer always was, 'We want to keep it in the family.' Then one day, the daughter of the man who built the property came to me and said, 'we've decided that you are family.'

Upon purchasing the property, I made two promises to the owner, 1) make it beautiful so it will never be torn down and turned into condos and 2) always have lots of friends and family over because the house had forever been a place of many friends, laughs, and good times.

Keeping both promises, the house was beautifully remodeled in 1998 and continues to be a gathering place for fun with friends / family and weekly dinner parties.

So relax and enjoy...you're among family here at the Peach Street 1888 Bungalow!

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was perfect in every way. Incredible gardens, beautiful interior, amazing kitchen for preparing meals. Beyond expectations!
Aug 2012
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Cincinnati, OH
5

In a word, AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Whether you're visiting SLO for rest and relaxation or for Cal Poly-related purposes, the Mission Orchard Bungalow is an awesome home base.

The property consists of the main rental house and two outbuildings, a koi pond, a turtle pond, a gas fire pit and 3 patio areas with comfortable seating for lounging and tables for dining al fresco. The house has been tastefully refurbished and decorated. It was very clean and tidy, with nice, newer bath towels and bed linens. There is a flat screen tv in the first floor living room and in the second floor suite. The kitchen is very well-equipped, a particular plus during the growing season when the garden is full of tomatoes, herbs, figs, and lemons. There is a gas grill and smoker on the patio. If you're headed to the beach, there are beach towels and beach chairs to use. The neighborhood and neighbors are quiet. There is one off-street parking space in the driveway for guests to use and lots of street parking out front.

The location is an easy walk or drive to wherever you'd need to go. It's two blocks to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Downtown. Downtown, there are 3 cinemas, as well as a wide variety of retail and restaurants. The beach, many hiking trails, and wine country are a short, easy drive. The Cerro San Luis trailhead is a short walk from the house. As you're walking home from this hike, stop at Lincoln Market for a sandwich and choose a cold craft beer or two from the very large selection in the refrigerator. Stock up the kitchen with groceries from the Thursday Farmer's Market (Downtown), Albertson's, Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Costco, and Whole Foods. If you're setting up your Cal Poly student's dorm room, Target and Costco are 10 minutes away by car; Cal Poly campus is about a 5 minute drive.

Kurt, the host/owner, lives onsite in one of the cottages on the property. He's a SLO lifer who's charming, knowledgeable and can help you track down whatever you're looking for in the area. He also offers interesting stories about every feature of his place, from the redwood tree in the driveway, to the "miracle" of how the furniture got to the 2nd floor. During the booking process, Kurt was very prompt returning messages. During our stay he was very accessible. He returned our deposit the day after we checked out.

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days in August 2014. We enthusiastically recommend the Mission Orchard Bungalow and hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: While I have extremely positive experiences with all of the guests that stay at the downtown bungalow, there are those special guests that add something unique to the property, and my life, just by their presence. They are the kind of people that you really miss and wish they would never leave. Gracious and kind, they just "fit" with the house and I'd feel lucky to count them among my friends.

Please let me know how the adventures go in the far off places. Hope those travels bring you back to SLO, where there's a night waiting for you here at the bungalow.

Safe travels, K
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Family stay

  • 5 of 5
This house is AMAZING. The owner is wonderful, warm, helpful and a delight to work with. The home is clean and the yard is even more beautiful than the pictures. Everything in the home was so very comfortable, clean and roomy. The beds were great, my family came to stay for a wedding and every one in the wedding party fell in love with this place, it was so wonderful to stay here. Thanks for a awesome stay !!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a delight to have you here at the Mission Orchard Bungalow. Glad the special day went great and please come back for a relaxing vacation here in SLO. Best wishes! K
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Amazing house, amazing host, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5
Kurt was so great and easy to coordinate with prior to our arrival. The house was setup perfectly for us. All of the restaurants and bars in downtown SLO are literally 2 blocks away which was extremely convenient but also far enough away that there were no noise issues. We had an awesome time and will certainly stay here again next time we make a trip down.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Great to have you here at the Bungalow. We'll look forward to seeing you next time, when you can hang around the house and just enjoy!!!
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
5

Wonderful time in downtown SLO!

  • 5 of 5
Super easy to find and great location for a stay in SLO. The owner was friendly and helpful and the property and house was clean and family friendly. We went for a wedding but we want to go back when we can spend more time hanging out in town and relaxing at the house, perhaps BBQ-ing and enjoying the koi and turtle in the pond.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was delightful having you at the Mission Orchard Bungalow. Please do come back...the koi, turtle, and peaceful gardens await you :o)
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Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Oakland, CA
5

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
Rented this house in SLO with my family over Christmas break (5 adults). The house was fantastic and exactly as I had envisioned from other reviewers.

The house has two bedrooms with double beds downstairs + a study that has a single daybed. The attic is one large room with a double bed and an entertainment center.

Pros:

- Kurt is a very helpful owner. Whatever I needed, he either found it in the house for me or brought it over.
- The house has everything you need, just like you would have at home. Tons of appliances, cookware, fully outfitted office, outdoor garden with seating areas and heat lamps, large dining room table.
- As other reviewers mentioned, the kitchen is ridiculously pimped out. I cooked Christmas dinner and had no problem. I needed a slow cooker -- the house had 2. There are tons of dishes and cookware. The breakfast nook is a great place to hang out, and the kitchen island has stools for people to graze on food as it comes off the stove.
- The house is walking distance from downtown San Luis Obispo and a short drive to a lot of great hiking and beaches.

Cons:

- The attic bedroom can get a little cold in the winter. Kurt offered and was kind enough to bring us extra blankets from another location.
- The attic bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase that's pretty steep and narrow. It wouldn't be appropriate to put small children or elderly folks up in the attic. Even lugging carry-on suitcases up there was a challenge.
- The living room on the 1st floor is not super huge. It really only has one couch, which is too bad because the fireplace is very nice and the entertainment setup is pretty sweet (Roku,PC, Flat Screen TV, stereo). But you could always go up to the attic for more room.

Don't get hung up on the Cons, though, because the place is an excellent place for a getaway.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Award-Winning Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Holzhauer
5

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a week for a family wedding, joined for part of the time by our two adult daughters, my mother, and my sister and her family. There was plenty of room for all. It is a very nice bungalow, with a gourmet-friendly kitchen, lovely dining room in addition to an eating area off the kitchen, and a nice living room. The bedrooms and baths were comfortable and well furnished. The upstairs bedroom and living area gives it a lot of flexibility. The yard is fantastic, with a koi pond and a nice sitting area right behind the bungalow. It is in a quiet residential area, but a very easy walk to the vibrant downtown and easy access to major roadways. The owner is very pleasant and helpful. We would certainly not hesitate to return, and are glad to give it our highest recommendation.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best location in San Luis Obispo. Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown, the property is walking distance to anything downtown.

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San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$400
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$6,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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